Reproductive and Birth Outcomes
Improving the well-being of mothers, infants, and children is an important public health goal for the United States. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system. The objectives of the Maternal, Infant, and Child Health topic area address a wide range of conditions, health behaviors, and health systems indicators that affect the health, wellness, and quality of life of women, children, and families.1
1. Heatlthy People 2020 Topics and Objectives, Maternal, Infant, and Child Health, accessed on 8/11/2014 from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=26.